Chemical Fire Shuts Down Roads in Northwest

The fire started in a dumpster filled with construction debris.

By Monique Hayes
|  Friday, Jun 24, 2011  |  Updated 9:47 PM EDT
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Chemical Fire Shuts Down Roads in Northwest

NBCWashington.com

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A chemical fire shut down streets around the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building in Northwest Friday. 

Firefighters were called to the 2500 block of first street about 1 p.m.

The fire started in a trash bin filled with construction debris and lime located outside the facility.         

A hazmat crew used water and foam to douse the flames.  Fire officials are still investigating the cause.
 
There were no injuries.

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